Following concern about the strength of this post I thought I would edit it. James Delingpole, writing in the UK Telegraph blog, asserts that liberals are confused about the basis for their beliefs – warning – this link has strong language.
“…why it is that liberal-lefties manage to be so utterly wrong about everything. …they’re not interested in facts. They just want to construct their pretty little narrative about the world, regardless of whether or not it has any bearing on reality. And then they want to dump it on us. And ruin our lives.” Dare we say that this is ever so slightly naughty?
Delingpole’s comments are much stronger than I would wish to write.
But often those of us who are sceptical of evolution face dismissive attitudes from the liberal left [although really it is secular humanism]; perhaps even an often unspoken assumption that they are morally superior and more intelligent than the rest of us. And there are a number of areas of science where the ‘truth’ of the ‘narrative’ is used to dismiss legitimate scientific questions. Even though ‘molecule to man’ Darwinism is very much an unsupported narrative, those who question the ‘just-so’ stories are the ones accused of being anti-science. And these are not small areas of disagreement, but society changing narratives masquerading as science. So if Delingpole’s article manages to encourage more critical thinking from some of those who have received the ‘higher’ wisdom than us mere conservative mortals that would be a good start. (Personally I subscribe to the Jim Wallis’ approach ‘Why the right gets it wrong and the left doesn’t get it’ so this shouldn’t be seen as a right wing rant against liberals).